Master Trainer Training and physical training approach for Khartoum State-based future start-ups and existing MSME.


Khartoum – Sudan


2021- 2022

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Project Description:
The Employment Initiative Khartoum (EIK) promotes cooperation between the Sudanese government, vocational training institutions, and the private sector (in an integrated approach).

The aim is to encourage market-oriented education and develop a skilled labor force for the market. The initiative works in various levels of cooperation, focusing on organizations and individuals. To improve access to practically oriented vocational education and employment, the project approach also includes measures for strengthening government institutions, business development services (BDS), and civil society organizations. As a basis for expanding the private sector and a thriving start-up ecosystem, the program works to create opportunities for entrepreneurs to build business ideas, launch them and get financing and investments. Furthermore, small businesses can qualify to receive training, mentoring, and coaching through a pool of trainers, providing further tailor-made training measures to male and female entrepreneurs.

The target groups of the project, especially for the project’s private sector component, are Sudanese citizens and refugees who either seek employment, want to become self-employed, or want to establish a start-up in the formal or informal sector – but require entrepreneurship skills and experience. An additional target group is the owners and employees of already running start-ups and MSMEs, from the formal and informal sectors that identified obstacles and challenges in their current business. Women are core addressees of EIK’s measures, with 30% to 50% of the target group.
Services provided:
Training of master trainers in Khartoum, including concept, selection, training material development, Training of Trainers supervision –> for ten highly experienced Sudanese master trainers, eight qualified vocational trainers, and 6 experienced EIK staff. The master trainers mentioned above shall be capable of training local entrepreneurship trainers that will prepare start-ups and MSMEs aiming to improve their economic performance.